Ephesians 6 Outline

I.              Relationships Contd.

A.            Ephesians 6- Children and Parent Roles

1.              Ephesians 6- Children…(Gr. TEKNON a child)

a)             Ephesians 6- obey your parents … obey present active imperative. Children are not called here to obey everyone but their parents.

(1)           Ephesians 6- in the Lord… this is to be carried out in the Lord. Later on we will see what this means. Paul often uses the term ‘in the Lord’. It can refer to a positional truth , a way of walking , as well as corporate inclusion as the church.
(a)           Ephesians 6- for this is right. …

b)             Ephesians 6- Honor your father and motherhonor present active imperative meaning to prize, value.

(1)           Ephesians 6- (which is the first commandment with a promise), …Exodus 20:12
(a)           Ephesians 6- so that it may be well with you, and … the promised result (so that) is given in OT terms. Israel was to walk with the Lord and it would go well with them and live long in the land. Deuteronomy 5:33, Jeremiah 7:33
(b)           Ephesians 6- that you may live long on the earth. This too is in connection with the OT. Living long in the land was a result of walking with the Lord. One primary way Children can demonstrate walking with the Lord is by obeying their parents. Deuteronomy 17:20 …

B.            Ephesians 6- Fathers, …

1.              Ephesians 6- do not provoke your children to anger,… do is present active imperative. Colossians 3:21

2.              Ephesians 6- but bring them up… bring is the second present active imperative to parents. Deuteronomy 6:7

a)             Ephesians 6- in the discipline and…in the tutoring, training, education

b)             instruction… mild rebuke or warning

(1)           Ephesians 6- of the Lord

II.            Ephesians 6- Work Place Roles

A.            Ephesians 6- Slaves, or modern day employees

1.              Ephesians 6- be obedient …

a)             Ephesians 6- to those who are your masters…

(1)           Ephesians 6- according to the flesh, …

b)             Ephesians 6- with fear and trembling, …

(1)           Ephesians 6- in the sincerity of your heart, …
(a)           Ephesians 6- as to Christ; …

c)              Ephesians 6- not by way of eyeservice, …

(1)           Ephesians 6- as men-pleasers, but…
(2)           Ephesians 6- as slaves of Christ, …it is interesting that the same standard of comparison of master is the same for the slave in the workplace as it was for Paul in the ministry. Galatians 1:10
(a)           Ephesians 6- doing the will of God from the heart. … Mark 3:35, Romans 1:10, Romans 8:27, Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 7:9-10, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Hebrews 10:36, 1 Peter 2:15

d)             Ephesians 6- With good will render service, …

(1)           Ephesians 6- as to the Lord, and…
(a)           Ephesians 6- not to men, …
(2)           Ephesians 6- knowing that whatever good thing each one does, …
(3)           Ephesians 6- this he will receive back from the Lord, … the perspective of the believer is to set his hope on the eternal
(a)           Ephesians 6- whether slave or free. …

B.            Ephesians 6- And masters, … modern day empoleyers

1.              Ephesians 6- do the same things to them [slaves], and…

2.              Ephesians 6- give up threatening, …

a)             Ephesians 6- knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and…

(1)           Ephesians 6- there is no partiality with Him. …

III.          Ephesians 6- The Christian’s Fight and Armor

A.            Ephesians 6- Finally, be strong in the Lord and …could be translated be strengthened (CSB, HCSB, NET)

1.              Ephesians 6- in the strength of His might. …the strengthening comes in the strength of God’s might.

2.              Ephesians 6- Put on the full armor of God, …

a)             Ephesians 6- so that you will be able to stand firm…

(1)           Ephesians 6- against the schemes of the devil. …

B.            Ephesians 6- For our struggle is not …

1.              Ephesians 6- against flesh and blood, but … our struggle is not against visible, physical things.

2.              Ephesians 6- against the rulers, … principality, principle, rule

3.              Ephesians 6- against the powers, … delegated influence, authority, jurisdiction

4.              Ephesians 6- against the world forces of this darkness, … Colossians 1:13

5.              Ephesians 6- against the spiritual forces of wickedness …used in connection with disease. Depraved.

a)             Ephesians 6- in the heavenly places. … This term (heavenly places) is only seen in Ephesians. Lit. “above the sky” INT: the battle is of a spiritual nature. In Acts 19:35 we see that Artemis of Ephesus had fallen from heaven. Is this somehow connect? Ephesians 3:10

6.              Ephesians 6- Therefore, take up the full armor of God, … -based upon the struggle agains things in heavenly places, we see heavenly armor. They were to (actively) take it up.

a)             Ephesians 6- so that you will be able

(1)           Ephesians 6- to resist in the evil day, and… resistance is possible in the afforded armor of God.
(2)           Ephesians 6- having done everything, …

b)             Ephesians 6- to stand firm. … standing firm is a result of taking up the armor.

C.             Ephesians 6- Stand firm therefore, … having girded, put on and shod

1.              Ephesians 6- having girded your loins with truth, and… Luke 12:37

2.              Ephesians 6- having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and… as though putting on a dress

3.              Ephesians 6- having shod your feet … bind on under your feet.

a)             with the preparation… equipping (having this on hand)

b)             Ephesians 6- of the gospel of peace; … Ephesians 2:7

4.              Ephesians 6- in addition to all, …

a)             Ephesians 6- taking up the shield of faith…

(1)           Ephesians 6- with which you will be able to extinguish…
(2)           Ephesians 6- all the flaming arrows of the evil one. …

b)             Ephesians 6- And take the helmet of salvation, … Isaiah 59:17

c)              Ephesians 6- and the sword of the Spirit, …

(1)           Ephesians 6- which is the word of God. …

D.            Ephesians 6- With all prayer and petition pray…

1.              Ephesians 6- at all times in the Spirit, and …

E.             Ephesians 6- with this in view, …

1.              Ephesians 6- be on the alert …

a)             Ephesians 6- with all perseverance and …

b)             Ephesians 6- petition for all the saints, and …

(1)           Ephesians 6- pray on my behalf, …
(2)           Ephesians 6- that utterance may be given to me…
(a)           Ephesians 6- in the opening of my mouth, …
(b)           Ephesians 6- to make known with boldness …
(c)            Ephesians 6- the mystery of the gospel, …
(d)           Ephesians 6- for which I am an ambassador in chains; …
(e)           Ephesians 6- that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, …
(f)            Ephesians 6- as I ought to speak. …

2.              Ephesians 6- But that you also may know…

a)             Ephesians 6- about my circumstances, …

(1)           Ephesians 6- how I am doing, …

b)             Ephesians 6- Tychicus, … Paul chose one who was seen as beloved – this was important because he was sent to love them by making known Paul’s sufferings and comforting them.

(1)           Ephesians 6- the beloved brother and…
(2)           Ephesians 6- faithful minister in the Lord, …
(3)           Ephesians 6- will make everything known to you. I have sent him to you …
(4)           Ephesians 6- for this very purpose, …
(a)           Ephesians 6- so that you may know about us, and …
(b)           Ephesians 6- that he may comfort your hearts. … – the comfort Paul wanted for them was through a beloved and faithful minister. He wanted to be comforted by godly comfort, not wailing and tears from paid people.

3.              Ephesians 6- Peace be to the brethren, and …

4.              Ephesians 6- love with faith, …

a)             Ephesians 6- from God the Father and …

b)             Ephesians 6- the Lord Jesus Christ. …

5.              Ephesians 6- Grace be with all those …

a)             Ephesians 6- who love our Lord Jesus Christ …

(1)           Ephesians 6- with incorruptible love. …

Y nosotros hemos recibido, no el espíritu del mundo, sino el Espíritu que viene de Dios, para que conozcamos lo que Dios nos ha dado gratuitamente, 1 Corintios 2:12 LBLA

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